2014 National Award for Research & Communication
Taylor Cullity Lethlean
As a profession, landscape architects tend not to record the reasons for the success or failure of their projects, even though doing so could provide guidance for themselves and others in the future. Taylor Cullity Lethlean has recognized this and has instituted a research unit dedicated to capturing and distilling the lessons learned not only from their own projects, but also from projects designed by other firms. More importantly, the practice has generously set out to share its research with colleagues in the landscape architecture community.
The research is carried out through a culture of staff involvement and includes alliances with fellow professionals. The findings are disseminated through a series of booklets named Tickle, of which five have been produced to date, on topics including waterfronts and streetscapes. These booklets are beautifully designed and present the material in a serious yet easily comprehensible format.
The jury commends Taylor Cullity Lethlean for this important contribution to the profession.